Re: thoughts on RCBS priming system
I have a RCBS Turret Press. I prime brass on the press and have very few problems. It works very well for me. I had to make a few adjustments here and there but this is all part of learning how things work.
As mentioned above, you drop your primers into a primer tray. Shake it lightly to flip them all anvil up. Next place the primer tray cover over the tray and flip them over again. Now all of your primers are sitting anvil down. Next you take the correct loading tube (large or small) and pluck them up with the plastic tipped loading tube. Hold this tube over the safety primer opening on the press and pull the cotter pin. All of the primers fall into the loading tube in the proper orientation. From here I size the brass on the down stroke and seat the primer on the upstroke by sliding the handle to position the primer under the brass.
Simple as pie. You will need to make the minor adjustments then keep things clean. If the works get dirty it will become difficult to slide the primer bar under the brass.
I like my RCBS Turret. It has worked well for me.
9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP, 45 Colt, 38 Special, .357 Magnum, 38 S&W, .243, & 30-06
CHL ~ Texas